Put the V6 into the hands of a National franchise for it's MOT test.
Needless to say it failed!!
The list of doom;
N/S headlamp not in good working order,
Headlamp aim incorrect
N/S/F wheel bolt missing (was a locking one too...)
N/S/F tyre below 1.6mm
N/S/R outer pad less than 1.5mm
Rear brake application uneven
Exhaust emmissions out of limits
Of course there's a few advisory notes too,
air bag lamp illuminated
oil leak evident (what kind and from where I don't know)
floors, front chassis, bottom of front inner wings and rear boot floor HEAVILY corroded
Catalyst to mid-section joint blowing
Slight play in front top suspension arms
PArking brake cable outers broken and collapsing
N/S rear brake binding
N/S parking brake low effort
So it looks like a set of back brakes including cable and some headlight adjustment for me. Dropped it off at 0900, still waiting for the cost and collection time.....
Just a quickie are the ALFA locking bolts really that rubbish, found they hadn't been in the boot (the 'key' is in my wellies in there) to get the locking bolt key?
...if wishes were fishes, we'd all cast nets...